"The Ex-Pats Podcast" features host NBC Sports Boston's Mike Giardi and former New England Patriots' Dan Koppen. The guys will break down that weeks game and talk to former members of the New England Patriots every week.
0:55 - Patriots playing great as they stream roll the Raiders but Koppen explains that Belichick will knock them down as he strives for perfection. Also talk about how it takes a couple months into the season for the coaches and players to learn each other again.
5:40 - Stephon Gilmore playing excellent lined up against Michael Crabtree. Malcolm Butler bounces back but gives up the only score to Amari Cooper. Koppen suggest Butler’s contract situation might be affecting his play.
7:50 - All in on the Patriots defense yet? Giardi and Koppen discuss the defensive play and the upcoming offenses the Patriots will be facing.
10:30 - Dan Koppen talks about job security in the NFL and if he ever worried about somebody else taking his job, and the cutthroat nature of the Patriots.
13:50 - Tom Brady picking apart the Raiders and Jack Del Rio’s defenses throughout his career.
17:45 - A debate about Patriots backup quarterbacks and if Matt Cassel was actually a good NFL QB.
21:20 - A few game notes: Rex Burkhead’s fumble vs. the Raiders, LaAdrian Waddle filling in for Marcus Cannon.